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Food Science Scholarships

The Department's Scholarship Committee attempts to provide an award to all eligible majors with a B average or better. The average award is between $500 and $2,000 and the total annual award is ~$50,000. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement and financial need. Food Science students may also qualify for competitive scholarships offered by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the professional association for food scientists, and other organizations. Students must complete a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Scholarship application to be eligible for a departmental award. These applications must be completed and returned to the Department by March 1 of the year for which the scholarship is requested. CALS scholarship applications may be submitted to either Ms. April Morrison in Room 119 Schaub Hall or in Room 115 Patterson Hall.

The average annual cost of pursuing a baccalaureate degree at NC State is about $7,000 to $8,000 for an in-state resident and $14,000 to $16,000 for an out-of-state resident. NC State, however, provides significant scholarship and financial support for students.

Food Science Scholarships

Food industry leaders and organizations encourage students to prepare for careers in Food Science by providing scholarships. Scholarships are based upon scholarship, character, extra-curricular activity, leadership potential and professional interest. Need may be a criteria for some scholarships, but it is not a requirement for most. Incoming freshmen and continuing Food Science majors may quality for competitive scholarships offered by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and other organizations.

Additional sources of financial aid for students are: (a) National Defense Student Loans (b) Grants-in aid (c) Work Study (d) Part-time Employment within the Department of Food Science and (e) Summer Employment in the Food Industry. For further information, please contact Dr. Keith Harris.

The details of the scholarships awarded through the department are given below:

BENJAMIN W. KILGORE

This scholarship awards from six to ten students awards totaling as much as $3000 each academic year. It is awarded on academic achievement, financial need and character.

CAROLINA VIRGINIA DAIRY PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION

One or two students are awarded approximately $600 for an academic year. Based on scholarship, character and financial need, this scholarship is open to two or four year students.

CAROLINA TURKEYS

Two annual scholarships are awarded, with a minimum amount of $1000 each. Shall be awarded based on recommendations by the Scholarship Committee. Priority will be given to a two year student. Must have financial need and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

CRISTIE ABIGAIL "ABBI" FLEMING DAIRY SCIENCE

The CA/VA Dairy Producers Assoc. Established an endowment in the NC Dairy Foundation, Inc. The endowment was established in memory of Abbi Fleming, a pre-med student in Zoology who was killed in a car accident in 1998.

EAKES-TURNER

Dr. Lynn Turner and Beth Eakes Turner have established this scholarship in the NC Agricultural Foundation
Inc. to provide support for two/four-year undergraduate students. It is funded through Dr. & Mrs. Turner in honor of their parents.

FRANK BANCROFT & RACHEL KIRBY THOMAS FS & FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES

This scholarship is funded through gifts and is being established to honor Extension Professor, Frank Bancroft Thomas and retired Extension Food Specialist, Rachel Kirby Thomas for their 75 years of service to NC State. It will be used to support undergraduates in FS or Nutrition at NC State, especially those coming from areas for which seafood and or freshwater fisheries are important.

GENERAL MILLS SCHOLARSHIP

Four undergraduate students are awarded $1,000 each as part of this scholarship.

HARVEY L & KATHLEEN R. BARNES

Established in 1963, eight to ten students receive from $500 to $ 1000 awards. Eligibility is based upon scholarship, leadership, character and financial need (Not required).

HASE & LENA MAIE SMITH

One to three (2 or 4 year) students are awarded approximately $1500 each academic year. Selection is based on academic achievement, character and leadership activities.

HAWKINS BRADLEY

The funds for this scholarship were contributed by Mr. Bradley to aid our undergraduate program in promoting Food Science studies focusing on meat processing and packaging. This scholarship has been awarded since 1994.

IVAN D. & LILLIAN T. JONES SCHOLARSHIP

The funding was initiated by Ivan Jones in memory of his wife, Lillian Jones. Students with an interest in basic food science or nutrition are eligible for this $500 scholarship.

NANCY SIMS WEBB MEMORIAL FOOD SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Neil Webb established this endowment to remember and honor the late Nancy Sims Webb. A scholarship in the amount of $500 is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and involvement in Food Science departmental activities to undergraduate students in Food Science who are majoring in nutrition and/or have a demonstrated interest in product development and sensory tasting.

J. FRANK & MARGARET NEELY

These scholarships were created in 1974. Approximately fifteen to twenty students are awarded scholarships ranging from $300 to $1000 each academic year. Selection based on scholarship, leadership, character and
fmancial need. (Not Required)

J0HN & KELLI RUSHING

This $300 scholarship is awarded each academic year to a deserving freshman in Food Science. These funds here set up in memory of Mrs. Rushing's father, Dr. Raymond Perkins of Texas A&M. Dr. Rushing is a faculty member in the Department of Food Science.

JOHN W. LONG

One award of between $500 and $600 is made annually to an Agricultural Institute student in the Food
Processing, Distribution and Service curriculum with an interest in meat processing. Selection is based upon
academic performance, personal character, leadership potential and fmancial need. (Not required)

MID-ATLANTIC DAIRY BOOSTERS

One $500 award based upon scholarship, leadership, character. Financial need is not required.

MOSE & HELEN KISER

This scholarship was endowed in 1973. Two to five recipients receive a total of approximately $12,000 per year. Selection is based upon scholarship, leadership, character, and financial need (required). Preference is given to students from Lincoln, Guilford or Wake Counties.

NATIONAL DAIRY PROMOTION & RESEARCH BOARD

Twenty NDPRB $1,000 scholarships are awarded nationally each year. Junior and senior Food Science students with interest in Dairy Science careers are encouraged to apply.

NATIONAL STARCH FOOD SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is open to juniors and seniors majoring in Food Science. A total of $3,000 is available through this scholarship.

PEGGY FOEGEDING MEMORIAL FOOD SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by Dr. Allen Foegeding in memory of the late Dr. Peggy Foegeding. A scholarship in the amount of $600 would be made available to a deserving student majoring in Food Science.

RECRUITING AND EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Students from under-represented groups receive as much as $2000 and an opportunity for a summer
internship with a sponsoring company. Students have been sponsored by Hershey Foods, Gerber Foods, Nabisco Food Group and McNeil Specialty Products.

ROBERT N. WOOD

One or two students are awarded approximately $500 to $800 for this scholarship each academic year. This scholarship is based upon academic performance, leadership potential and character, and goes to a student(s) majoring in Food Science

S.E. FOOD PROCESSOR'S ASSOCIATION HONORING DR. JOHN RUSHING

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Food Science. This scholarship is presented to recognize Dr. Rushing's contributions to industry and will be awarded by the Scholarship committee.

TEXAS PETE SCHOLARSHIP (T.W. Garner Foods)

This is a merit based scholarship.

IFT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Fellowship/Scholarship programs administered by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) include a large number of Graduate Fellowships, Junior/Senior Scholarships, and Freshman/Sophomore Scholarships. The Department of Food Science at NC State is one of the 50 departments in North America whose students are eligible for IFT Scholarships, which range from $500 to $2000. Applicants from NC State have received as many as ten awards in the past several years.

NC State Merit Scholars Program

NC State offers a competitive scholarship program for entering freshmen to recognize and to encourage exceptional academic ability and achievement. Graduating seniors of good character and leadership potential who have excelled in their high school academic and extracurricular endeavors may apply for a large number of merit award opportunities at the university. Financial need is not a consideration in the selection of recipients for these awards. Nearly 80 merit awards, ranging up to full tuition and fees for entering freshmen are awarded each year. Further information is available by contacting the Merit Awards Program Division at:

Merit Awards Program / Special Scholarships
2118 Pullen Hall, Box 7342
Raleigh, NC 27695
919-515-3671

NC State Financial Aid Office

The NC State financial aid office provides financial assistance in two forms:
1. Grants & Scholarships, and
2. Loans & Work Study

For further information, contact the financial aid office at:

Financial Aid Office
2006 Harris Hall, Box 7302
Raleigh, NC 27695
919-515-2421

Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  27695
(919) 515-2951
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